Inspiration from the Garden

 

You don’t need to be a gardener to find amazing beauty as spring arrives :). A very fun small art quilt can be created by starting with a photo, then turning to your favorite app to turn it into an illustration:

  
Begin by considering the background fabric…in this case, a grey batik that had a little help (once you’ve taken a class with Judy Coates Perez, you will not be able to resist adding a little paint…😊)

  
Then, pull out those pre-fused scraps you’ve been saving from other projects:

  
Begin with some greenery:

  
Then sprinkle the petals:

  
Ready for thread selection (one of my favorite parts):

  
For a three-dimensional effect, choose wool batting…then ‘carve’ the stones with stitching:

  
And pull out the fabric inks for more depth:

  
And leave the flower petals partially un-fused:

  
Bind and you’re done!

  

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